April 5, 2012
Duke Law School
Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old student wearing a hoodie and carrying only Skittles and iced tea, was fatally shot while walking toward his family home in Sanford, Florida. His shooter, George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, stated to a 911 operator that the teenager looked suspicious, followed Trayvon on foot through the neighborhood, then claimed self-defense to police, and has not been charged in the case. The death of Trayvon Martin has sparked a national debate. Join Professors Coleman, Hu, Buell, and Beale in a panel discussion of the legal questions surrounding his death. Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and the Program in Public Law.
Trayvon Martin & the Legal Questions Surrounding His Death
April 5, 2012
Stanback gift facilitates expansion, reach of Environmental Clinic
A leadership gift from Duke University alumni Fred and Alice Stanback has allowed the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic to expand its educational reach and improve its client service goals. Clinical Professor Ryke Longest, who directs the clinic, said the gift is being used to fund salaries for post-graduate clinical fellows, support pilot curricular initiatives, and expand financial aid available to students interested in public service careers in the field of environmental law.
Mansfield fellowships support students’ public interest work
During her 2L summer, Linda Atiase ’14 interned in Charlotte, N.C., with both the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Council for Children’s Rights, gaining solid legal skills while learning about the specific areas of employment discrimination and child advocacy. Her work was supported, in large part, by a summer service grant funded by Alan ’78 and Susan ’77 Mansfield.
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